This month, HBA joined the West Linn Planning Department and stakeholders from the community and building industry to kick off HB2001 and HB2003 implementation related to middle housing, housing capacity, and housing production strategies. According to West Linn’s draft Housing Capacity Analysis, the city needs to accommodate 1,005 new households by 2040. However, according to last year’s Clackamas County’s Regional Housing Needs Analysis, West Linn has capacity for only 341 housing units. This means that West Linn must implement meaningful zoning code and land use regulation changes to encourage housing production. HBA will continue to monitor West Linn’s housing capacity, and encourage development code reform to comply with the new state laws. To learn more about HBA involvement in West Linn, contact Roseann Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.